I am a single mother, and I lost my job due to the pandemic. My son needs a computer to take online courses, but I can’t afford a new computer or any internet access charge for him. Besides, I have no idea on how to use computer software. Are there any social resources available to assist me?
Face-to-face teaching has been gradually evolved into online teaching in schools and academic institutions. However, many students lack electronic gadgets along with reliable and adequate Internet access at homes for facilitate their online learning. We understand parents’ concern on their children academic development. Some social welfare organisations have provided resources to assist families in relatable need.
l Hong Kong Family Welfare Society-“Learning Together during Tough Times” Campaign
- Computers or tablets are available for students at grass-root families to apply for use during the epidemic.
-Tel: 5592 7474
l Caritas Computer Workshop
- The computer regeneration programme which repairs and upgrades second-hand computers and provides original software for needy families to use.
-Tel: 2716 6875
Source: healthynet.hk (Telephone and WhatsApp: 5592 7474)